Category Archives: Car and Truck Accidents

Deadly accidents over Northeast Florida this past weekend

Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Neglect

Deadly accidents over Northeast Florida this past weekend, Channel 4, News4Jax, reports two people died and two others were injured Saturday night in a car crash at Palatka Boulevard and Isaacson Avenue in St. John’s County.  According to the FHP report, a 20 year old female was driving a Chevy Trial Blazer on Palatka Boulevard […]

Running from the scene of a crash has drastic consequences

It is becoming more frequent that drivers are running from the scene after a motor vehicle accident. Police say the driver of an SUV was speeding when he lost control on E. Airport Center Drive about 6:30 p.m. on a Monday in October. The vehicle crossed the median, went airborne and landed on a smaller […]

Another JTA accident involving a bus

Another JTA accident involving a bus.  The Florida Times Union reports that a pickup truck hit a city bus early Monday on the Arlington Expressway, leaving the bus driver injured but none of the passengers hurt. The Ford pickup truck was headed east just after 7 a.m. when it jumped a median and hit the […]

Fatal Semi Head-On Collision Causes 1 Dead and Injured 3 Others

First Coast News reports that there was a  crash between two tractor trailers which caused five other vehicles to wreck.  The tragic accident killed one man and injured three others.  The accident occurred on November 18th at the Gainesville/University of Florida Exit at approximately 5:30 p.m.  A Kenworth semi was heading northbound on Interstate-75 in Alachua County and […]

Can an insurance company rely on a law that was in place at the time of the accident or a law that was enacted after the accident

After several mistrials and appeals, the Eleventh Circuit found Geico did not have to provide coverage to its’ insured while he drove a rental car without permission because he didn’t have Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s permission to drive.  Their holding reversed a $5 million bad faith judgment entered by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District […]

School Bus Accident results in 4 students injured

News4Jax reports on an early morning crash that occurred on Wednesday due to a school bus accident.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Interstate 95 near International Golf Parkway and  injured four students.  Patrolmen said 11 students were on the bus at 6:50 a.m. when it left southbound lanes and hit a line of […]

Should texting while driving be a primary offense?

Florida passed an anti-texting-and-driving law two years ago but only as a secondary offense. Last year, the Florida Highway Patrol only issued 2,061 tickets for texting. Recently, the National Safety Council reported that in the first six months of 2015, traffic fatalities in the U.S. were up 14 percent compared to the same period the year […]

Traffic deaths up sharply in the first half of 2015

The drop in gas prices results in more people getting into road and traffic accidents. That and other factors like speeding and distraction from use of cell phones while driving have caused the number of traffic accidents to dramatically rise, in just the first six months of this year. Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally and […]

Bicyclist critically hurt while abiding by the rules of the road

Mistakes to Avoid After a Boat Accident

An Alachua County man was struck and critically inured by a roofing truck while riding his bicycle in Gainesville Wednesday morning.  The 27 year-old male from Dunnellon, was riding on the right side of 441 just south of NW 34th Street when he was hit. The driver of the roofing truck was heading in the […]

Running a red light causes deadly consequences

No-Fault Liability for Car Accidents

News4Jax reports that a Middleburg teen was killed when the car he was riding in struck a pickup truck at a Westside intersection.   According to the FHP Report, the 17 year old male was not wearing his seat belt.  The 2001 Ford Escape being driven by a 20 year-old, was headed west on Normandy Boulevard […]